Luke Osborne

Opinion: All solar installations in the UK should be installed by qualified, competent professionals and be assessed for quality

Following the recent announcement from Octopus regarding the Smart Export Guarantee and using non-MCS registered installers for Solar PV installations, Ian Rippin, CEO of MCS, explains to the installer community and consumers why it is important to continue using an MCS certified installer and the risks and implications of not doing so: Having seen a […]

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ECA warns government against ‘missing the boat’ following Net Zero report

The ECA has responded to the Committee for Climate Change’s (CCC) latest report, which said the current UK planning system does not live up to its potential to drive climate action. ECA has long campaigned for more joined-up policy and a top-down approach from central government which would enable local councils to properly plan, fund, […]

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EV drivers in East Midlands are losing out to Londoners says new FOI request

Drivers of electric vehicles (EVs) in the East Midlands face increasing problems charging their vehicles in public places as EV numbers soar. A Freedom of Information request by the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) shows most local authorities in the East Midlands have no plans to install new public electric vehicle charge points. ECA, which represents […]

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What the British Energy Security Bill is missing

Luke Osborne, Energy & Emerging Technologies Solutions Advisor, at the ECA,  shares his thoughts on the strategy aimed at securing clean energy in Britain: The Government’s new British Energy Security Strategy outlined a heavily delayed and much-anticipated plan to reach energy independence and Net Zero Carbon. The strategy saw mixed reactions from the electrotechnical sector, […]

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